Box Office Clash

Triple Boxoffice Disaster Last Week

  With  all the three  Hindi releases last week  Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, Prassthanam and  The Zoya Factor  turning out to be disasters, one bigger than the other,the film trade  is in  a panic  for  this     week.

A major distributor in Bihar says , “It’s a triple disaster  last  week at the boxoffice. The three releases  competed  for the lowest collections.  The  Zoya Factor emerged  the ‘winner’(of the lowest-collection competition).”

Multiplex chains across the  country  have   fallen  back  on the   two big September hits  Nitesh Tiwary’s Chhichhore and  debutant Raj Shandilya’s  Dream  Girl to  sustain collections at the  ticket counters  until the  release   of the two big releases Yash Raj films’ War  and   the Telugu-Hindi Chiranjeevi  historical Sye Raa Rama Reddy on October 2.

Says a representative  of a prominent  multiplex chain who  doesn’t want  to be quoted, “The  collections of  the  three releases on September  20 were  beyond disastrous. We  are  looking for emergency sustenance  until the  big Oct 2 releases.”

 PVR Pictures  decided to  rush-release  their  big-ticket  Hollywood blockbuster Hustlers  to  make the  best  of the lacuna  at the  ticket counters this  Friday.

Says  trade analyst  Girish Johar,  “Last Friday was one of the poorest at the boxoffice  so far

 this year. Not one but all three new releases faltered badly at the BO and it was the earlier releases, Chichchore and  Dream Girl which took over. The failure of all three  September  20 releases  was all the more surprising as  all the  films had big names attached to it. The Zoya Factor had Sonam who is an established star along with Dulqer and was Directed by Paramanu fame Abhishek Sharma & presented by Disney Fox.  Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas was backed by Zee and  the debutant couple Karan Deol and Sahher Bambba  got a solid platform from Dharmendra and  Sunny Deol, but audiences were simply not interested. Finally Prassthanam…again good multi- cast but failed to evoke audiences’ response.”

 Johar is  waiting for  the  turn-around  . “I am  very sure that 2nd Oct release WAR is going to  create havoc at the box office. Hrithik & Tiger are A DREAM TO WATCH TOGETHER on SCREEN. With  Siddharth Anand directorial backed by YRF I  am sure fireworks at BO at the  start is a GIVEN. Sye Raa Narasimha  Reddy   too has raised sufficient interest will be good in the  South surely.”

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